Horizontal Collaboration

October & November 2017

Horizontal Collaboration TOURING SCOTLAND

Following a successful Fringe run in 2014 including being shortlisted for an Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award, Horizontal Collaboration returns to venues throughout Scotland this Autumn.

HORIZONTAL COLLABORATION is a courtroom drama with a dark twist where sex, power and politics collide with emotion, seduction and destruction. Four steely U.N. lawyers read out startling interview transcripts from their laptops in an explosive tribunal concerning ‘horizontal collaboration’ - the name given to the supposed wartime crime of having sex with an enemy soldier. The intense stillness of the courtroom contrasts with the volatile narrative that unfolds around Judith K, an African warlord’s wife. After her husband’s assassination, Judith becomes leader and takes her people on a treacherous path towards peace… or does she? And can women ever be given the freedom to lead in a different way from men?

14 October, The Byre Theatre, St Andrews
17 October, Lockerbie Town Hall, Dumfries & Galloway Arts Live
18 October, Glencairn Memorial Institute, Dumfries & Galloway Arts Live
19 October, The Eastgate Theatre, Peebles
20 October, The Brunton, Musselburgh
21 October, MacArts, Galashiels
25 October, Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock
27 October, East Kilbride Arts Centre, East Kilbride
29 October, Mull Theatre, Tobermory
31 October, Eden Court Theatre, Inverness
2 November, Birnam Arts, Birnam
3 November, Ardross Community Hall, Ardross
5 November, Lyth Arts Centre, Wick

CATS Nomination

We are pleased to share that our new show Coriolanus Vanishes has been nominated for a CATS award in the category of Best Technical Presentation. We are proud to share this nomination with all of the Coriolanus Vanishes creative and technical team.

Pyromania Announced

We are delighted to announce our Pyromania playwrights for 2017 are Amy Conway and Maryam Hamidi.

"I'm delighted to be given this opportunity. It feels like a real luxury to be given the resources and support to develop myself as a playwright. The prospect of developing a script under David's mentorship is very exciting." - Amy Conway

"I'm excited to get started and I'm delighted to have David Leddy and Fire Exit's mentorship as I navigate a bold experiment in my play writing style." - Maryam Hamidi

Amy and Maryam will each receive:

  • A £1000 cash bursary.

  • Between 6-8 mentoring meetings over the course of a year with David Leddy.

  • A rehearsed reading of the script at the end of year with a professional cast (scheduled to take place at Tron Theatre as part of Mayfesto, May 2018).

More information on Pyromania available here.

Pyromania is a Fire Exit programme with Tron Theatre and support from Playwrights’ Studio Scotland. Funded by The Bridge Awards and Creative Scotland.